Ottawa County Community Foundation
"Doing Good.  Forever."

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The Ottawa County Community Foundation is dedicated to helping you

with your philanthropy whether through memorial donations

or as part of your estate plan or will.

Grants Awarded to Local Non-profits
The Ottawa County Community Foundation presented 23 grants totaling $26,819 on June 18 at a Grant Award Breakfast. The following organizations/projects received funding:

Ability Center Ottawa County;     Outdoor recreation activities for disabled through "A Day at the Range"
American Red Cross of Ottawa County;   Scholarships for Babysitter Training
Bethel United Brethren Church;     Modular stage for use by programs at "The Block" in Elmore
Black Swamp Conservancy;     Kiosk at Scheef Point Nature Preserve
Camp Sabroske;     Kitchen equipment in remodeled lodge
Firelands Positive People;     Design and printing of promotional brochures
Friends of P.C. Parks;     Bicycle racks in Lakeview Park
Friends P.C. Parks;     Landscaping around new lighthouse
Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County; Construction of a home for a family in need
Musical Arts Series at Firelands;     Concerts at six senior residence facilities
Ohio Buckeye Nat'l. M.S. Society;     Short term assistance, equipment, home modifications and respite services
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge;     Automatic gate for self-guided auto tour route
Ottawa County 4-H Program;     Camp scholarships for those not able to afford a camping experience
Ottawa County Board of D.D.;     Six transmitters to expand Project Lifesaver
Ottawa County CASA;     Obtain domain name and develop a website
Ottawa County Museum;     Create a staff workroom and uniform preservation display cases
Otterbein North Shore;     Watercolor painting classes for seniors
Riders Unlimited, Inc;     Handicapped accessible viewing entrance 
Schedel Arboretum & Gardens;    Establish Schedel Summer Science Camp
The Church of Truth Ministries;     Food for disabled and veterans
The First Tee of Lake Erie;     Scholarships for youth to attend the Fi
rst Tee program
The Salvation Army;     School supplies and book bags for low-income students
United Way Ottawa County;     Produce an Ottawa County Resource Directory

Funding for these grants comes from the earnings from several unrestricted funds held by the Ottawa County Community Foundation including the Armburster Fund, Peterson-Blackburn Fund, Rhiel Fund, Rofkar Fund, Stensen Memorial Fund, and Theirwechter Fund.  

2013 Foundation Facts

  •  $35,105 awarded as grants to 19  non-profit groups 

  • $81,201 awarded to 84 students as scholarships from over 40 different scholarship funds

  • $63,780 distributed through Donor Advised, Designated, and Organization Endowment Funds

  • Current value of our funds is over $4.8 million


You may contribute to an existing fund with as little as $5.

A named fund may be established with a gift of $10,000 or more.  A named scholarship fund may be established with a gift of $25,000 or more. 

Perpetual scholarships and grants are awarded 

from the funds. 

The Ottawa
 County Community Foundation encourages

“Doing good.  Forever."

*The Ottawa County Community Foundation is a public charitable organization created by the citizens of our community to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in the Ottawa County area.

*The Foundation established a permanent endowment to support a variety of charitable programs designed to address the current and emerging needs of local residents in the fields of education, social services, physical and mental health, safe and positive living environment, natural resources and the arts.

*College Scholarships are awarded to deserving students to support their post-secondary educational endeavors.


Ottawa County Community Foundation
P.O. Box 36
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452

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